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the debt ceiling so we should do it. we need to, you know, have a budget and need to reduce the deficit and need to make investments for the future. what he wanted to talk about is what a great country it is and how we need to make sure it's a country that offers opportunity for all americans and expands the middle class. >> you have been in the trenches. you know how divided congress is. do you think by not using words like compromise, by not reaching out in that very high profile speech, that it was a missed opportunity as some republicans are suggesting? >> well, i think that, you know, it's a little bit of looking backwards and the president was looking forward. i think what he was really saying is and reflecting in a way on his last two years, is he sought to compromise and compromise and compromise again and has gotten so little from the republican leadership. i think what the speech yesterday was about is we need to move forward and if going to, you need to know i'm going to be a determined president. we know the path forward. we may disagree on some things but let's get done wha
. >> reporter: so republicans are offering a compromise on the debt ceiling. house gop members are backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the debt ceiling has raised. it's a move the president has demanded. >> i do believe it is a recognition of political reality. i think we realize the president won the election. >> reporter: but republicans on capitol hill are not voting to raise the debt ceiling without getting something in return. they say in order to approve a highe debt limit, they want senate democrats to do something they haven't done in four years -- pass a budget. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt, we've got to have the focus be on a budget and what we're going to do to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> reporter: senate democrats view the vote as an opportunity to raise more money for taxes. >> it's going to be a great opportunity for us. in our budget we lift budget reform which many of my republican colleagues like, but it's going to include revenues. >> reporter: the house is expected to approve the debt
're doing, they are not lifting the debt ceiling. they are putting into the bill that instead of lifting the debt ceiling, we are suspending it, so we are saying that for this period of three months the debt ceiling gets no higher, it just does not apply. it has magically vanished. we live in a sane political world in which we no longer have a debt ceiling. in addition to basically saying we don't have enough sort of leverage on this to fight on it, they have also set the precedent of you know what we can do, make the debt ceiling disappear, and then nobody has to vote on raising it. i think they should do that for a little bit longer. like forever. >> it is smoke and mirrors. i really don't think the world republican necessarily applies to many of the members in the house republican caucus. unfortunately, we have to leave it there. thank you, my friend, for your time, and infinite wisdom. it is always great to see you. coming up after the break, the decades after the struggle for equal rights began, there are still a handful of states that continue to deny basic health services to women
are not hiking the debt ceiling unless you make these cuts now. we have over $16 trillion in debt. we can't afford it. i don't want to have this conversation every couple of months. do your job and barack obama, hold them accountable. >> neil: there is this thing about double treatment that is not quite the same when it comes to blaming republicans for being obstructionists by not wanting to increase the debt ceiling when the media didn't do that when every major democrat, including a then senator barack obama did the same thing seven years ago. >> you can't expect the media to do the job they are supposed to do. they won't hold the republicans and democrats equally accountable. so the g.o.p. needs their own marketing and p.r. team -- >> neil: i think they are running from their own shadow. they need more time to get this set and the prerogatives. but to the president, i'm sure, it sends a message, weak, weak, weak. >> they are under the impression, if they give an inch, the president will say, they are doing their best. this is not how it works. this president compromises when it's in hi
's victories will be only partial. >> reporter: republicans are offering a compromise on the debt ceiling, house g.o.p. members are backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised. it's a move the president has demanded. >> i do believe it is a recognition of political reality. we realize the president won the election. >> reporter: republicans on capitol hill are not voting to raise the debt ceiling without getting something in return. they say in order to approve a higher debt limit, they want senate democrats to do something they have not done in four years, pass a budget. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt, we've got to have the focus be on a budget and what we're going to do to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> reporter: senate democrats view a budget vote as an opportunity to raise more money through taxes. >> it's going to be a great opportunity. in our budget that we will pass we'll have tax reform, which many colleagues like but it will include revenues. >> reporter: the house i
the by whatever debt was incurred at the time. i don't know how you do that. just expand the ceiling. just not going to pay the credit cards. we don't care. meanwhile, as the dead line approaches, there's a chance the tax refund could be at risk. joining me is the managing direct for wealth health financial planning. rich, great to have you on the show. here's the deal. so congress has enough money to go through february 15th, mid february, about the time everybody starts trying to get the tax refunds. they file taxes. now, i know you are against refunds, but do you think it's possible they delay refunds? >> i'm hopeful it's not. i think the reality is congress will do the right thing. possibly suspend the debt ceiling, allow for, you know, lenders to get paid both, you know, people holding treasuries as well as people who are actually lending the government money expecting a refund. gerri: if this gambit from the republicans does not work, are some at risk after not getting the refund? >> anything's possible. look, at the end of the day, if the ceiling is not raised and restrict expenses
place. do the debt ceiling, the next one so at oe point we have got to use leverage we have to bring this spending down and to actually make the president do what he said in the speech. lou: perhaps ag agree vat, you have the leverage in point of fact to pressure the senate to move towards a budget. you have the -- >> no -- lou: do you still have the leverage to say no? >> there's not a bigger windmill we're jousting at. i cashed out everything other than my house in the i wy of assets to run for congress. i made sacrifices in income to become a judge when we needed one in tyler, texas, and now i'm told that we are going to give the pour to the senate -- lou: who is telling you that? >> to determine whether or not house members get paid. lou: congressman, who is telling you that? who is telling you that? >> our leadership has said, and there was people in the conference that want to do that. they said, hey, pass a law that says we don't get paid if everybody in the house and senate doesn't pass a budget. i'm going you're going to give the mill naivers club down in the senate the auth
have attached a caveat to their debt ceiling bill. they want senate democrats to do something they haven't done since 2009: pass a budget putting them on the record about to spend how much they want to spend next year and on what, scott. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. major garrett told us a momentrrett to ago the president cited the newtown tragedy in his inaugural his ina address and calling for new gun control measures but did thees but d president change any mindsge any m today? we ask we asked elaine quijano to find out. >> reporter: south philadelphia high school is in one of the toughest parts of the city. every one of principal otis toug hackney's students must pass through these metal detectors. you want to see tighter gun control measures?es >> most definitely. >> reporter: he watched the inauguration with his wife and daughter, nearly 1,300 people were shot in his city last year. like what would you like to see happen happen in the president's second term? >> i would like to see him continue to fight.you know so, you know, the time is now, we've seen what happened at
. house republicans are going to take up a bill tomorrow afternoon to extend the debt ceiling, not just to april 15, but to may 18. they are going to do it with a mechanism that would allow them in effect to suspend the debt ceiling, not even to raise it making it easier for conservatives to vote for it and senate democrats say they plan to take up that proposal and expect to pass it by an overwhelming margin sometime within the next week or so. now, jay carney at the white house today for his part said we wouldn't a longer term extension than that but the president is not going to block this if it clears the congress. here's jay carney. >> the bill still has to overcome some concern expressed by mums of the house and senate before it can pass both chambers and reach the president's desk. if it does and reaches the president's desk he would not stand in the way of the bill becoming law. >> the bottom line, of course, is that having broken the link between specific spending cuts and specific dollar increase in the debt ceiling it becomes easier for congress to shift the fight over spendi
pleased that we're going to be doing this. raising the debt ceiling is a very, very serious issue. and we don't do this lightly. nobody i think should do it lightly. i believe that the way we are going to be doing this will help us move forward with working on the budget. i think you don't get the baseline numbers to -- until when, mr. ryan? >> the c.b.o. is late because of the end of the year fiscal issues. they anticipate getting their january baseline updated on february 4. typically you have a budget resolution off of c.b.o.'s rescore of the president's submitted budget. the president's budget is coming late. the administration has not said when they are going to submit a budget, so we don't know when c.b.o. will have the opportunity to score it. usually takes about three weeks to score it. then you get your final baseline with what you normally write your budget. so that's the issue here. timing. but since c.b.o. will give us their newer baseline, we call the january baseline, in february, that gives us something to start with. >> and i read an article the other day that says one of
to do. that's why the president can say we're not going to negotiate with debt ceiling, and if the republicans insist on doing it, he is going to go to their constituents, the american people. i have never felt better. >> the president also said on monday, and i'm quoting him, we remember the lessons of our past when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. why on earth can't paul ryan, speaker boehner, and the rest of them agree with that statement? what is wrong with that encompassing the people of this country rather than dismissing so many people as takers? why can't they agree with those statements of the president? >> because they agree with the statements by mitt romney, that half of the country are takers, half of them are people that don't contribute to society, half of them don't deserve the benefits that they're entitled to, and that 1% of this country are the people that provide the jobs, provide everyth
, not less, into the economy. a three-month debt ceiling increase does not do that, especially if it's tied to -- if it's conditional, that's not clean. >> congresswoman, thanks for coming in. or madame chair. >> both. >> any title that you have. >> thank you very much. >>> militants on the rise in north africa. some peexperts say the threat t the u.s. could be greater than osama bin laden's al qaeda. stand by. hutchison ] friday night has always been all fun and games here at the hutchison household. but one dark stormy evening... she needed a good meal and a good family. so we gave her purina cat chow complete. it's the best because it has something for all of our cats! and after a couple of weeks she was part of the family. we're so lucky that lucy picked us. [ female announcer ] purina cat chow complete. and for a delicious way to help maintain a healthy weight, try new purina cat chow healthy weight. >>> algerian officials say five people still are missing following the end of that dramatic hostage crisis at a gas plant. 37 hostages died in that ordeal, including three americans. >> an
into another round of negotiations, maybe we won't, on the debt ceiling. maybe we go over one of them. you have to take that into account. how does that change your odds taking capability as you look at the markets? >> you do have to take it into account. no question. maybe we will get beyond some of this and the first half of this year. at least enough to allow us to look beyond it. i think between now and then, no question we will be dealing with these deadlines coming up in the next few months. connell: do you still buy stocks? our stocks at the place be? it will be very interesting to see what happens with interest rates. you talked about that accommodative federal reserve that is there. there will be this push / pull on that side of it. >> i do think market rates will be drifting higher. the ten year note yield will be around 2.25. i think that will pull people off to the sidelines into the housing market. they will not rise so much that we will derail or anything. a little bit of something to watch, but not a real problem. connell: it has been a good run. david, thank you. david joyce. >>
to a question of the debt ceiling in recognition of all of this economic-- all of these decisions have an impact on small businesses and the fact that we have gridlock in d.c.? do you want to see them work more with the president and try to get a solution as to maybe, the little less extreme than what the president wants or do you want them to dig their heels in the ground and fight it tooth and nail? >> and the principals, they have to understand they only control one third of the government and they have to work with the president to come to a resolution, and the first thing i'd like to see the senate pass a budget. senate hasn't passed a budget in over four years at this point. i think what's going to happen on the debt ceiling they're going to vote to extend the debt ceiling for a couple of months and that's good. we don't want to be in a situation where we're defaulting or the threat of default, but i think they need to tie that back to something and maybe it's not the big and grand bargain with the entitlement plans right now, but i think at a minimum they have to tie it back to getting a
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, and expiring continuing resolution that is funding the government, and the debt ceiling. they will consume congress because republicans and democrats do not agree on how to resolve them. he is going to leave the president tied up. you have to do with these things. immigration and gun control and gay marriage our wish list items. immigration is a big issue. that will be very hard to move something that is progressive or liberal with a divided congress. we all know that an assault weapon ban will not get to the house. it is possible they will get from checks. it may be scaled back urgent of what the president talked about yesterday. in full-scale he will not he able get an assault weapons ban through. that probably will not happen. the spending issues, he will have to deal with. choices will be made. host: we want to get you involved. you can send us a tweet. in the immediate term tomorrow, house republicans have decided what's on the debt ceiling? guest: the debt ceiling is set to expire $6.4 trillion. we need to raise the nation's are one limits. republicans do not like that idea without h
the president won the election. >> republicans on capitol hill are not voting to raise the debt ceiling without getting something in return. they say in order to approve a higher debt limit, they want senate democrats to do something they have not done in four years, pass a budget. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt we've got to have the focus be on a budget and what we're going to do to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> senate democrats view a vote as an opportunity to raise more money through taxes. >> it's going to be a great opportunity for us, because in our budget that we will pass, we will have tax reform which many of my republicans like but it will include revenue. >> the increase will likely happen tomorrow. >>> one other provision of the debt limit vote is either chamber of congress fails to pass it, the members will not get paid till they either pass a budget or until the 113th congress expires at the end of 2014. >>> the big question for football fans around here is, are you going to the super bowl? >> for most, the
ceiling as it is called. okay wednesday they are going to do that vote. the senate pass a budget with spending cuts in it. that is when the kum ba yah the happy talk here on capitol hill may go back to a little more firstier talk. shep? mike emanuel on the hill tonight. perspective what lies ahead for president and the congress. dana perino the white house press secretary for president george w. bush. that's coming up from the journalists of fox news on this monday fox report from the nation's capitol. inauguration night. martin luther king jr. day. it's great to have you with us. just like that. right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pa down something he will be grateful for. good arm. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ back to you. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full se
we're going to do, we're going to pass a three or four-month extension of the debt ceiling. then we're going to get into a fight on the sequester and hold the line of the sequester. this is a promise the leadership is making to us. as long as they keep that promise i think many conservatives will be ok with that. then when we get to the debt ceiling fight we're going to ask for at a minimum the one--- the one-for-one cuts that come from the boehner rule for any long-term debt ceiling extension system of if we look at that, it means that in 10 to 15 years, with very little help from the democrats, we can achieve a balanced budget which is much better than even the 23- to 27 -- better than the 23 years to 27 years and obviously better than the never balancing budget obama and the democrats have proposed for the last four years. so you look at all the data out there. all the public opinion polls say that the american people think we're spending too much money. that the american people think that we are taxing too much. but the problem is that as republicans, i think this goes to what r
the debt ceiling mid-february. this pushes this whole thing back a couple months. doug mckelway is live in washington with the story. doug, surprise, surprise, right? >> reporter: surprise, surprise, martha. this is the no budget, no pay bill. it would suspend the debt limit until may 19th at which time the debt limit would automatically increased beyond the present $16.4 trillion to accommodate whatever the u.s. borrowed at that time. it makes the extra borrowing contingent upon this. if either chamber of congress fails to pass a budget by april 15th. all income earned by members of that respective chamber would be settle aside. no budget, no pay. republicans ha been frustrated by the senate's failure to pass a budget the last four years. in his inaugural address yesterday some say the president set a not so conciliatory tone about the debt ceiling and other impasses with the gop-controlled house. >> we can not mistake absolutism for principle or substitute speckel for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. >> reporter: couple blocks away at a breakfast at a restaurant he
it work for the fiscal cliff debate. seems to be working for the debt ceiling debate. expect every major issue in the coming months and years to be a major campaign style event. >> obviously it sounds like there will be a lot of focus domestic issues. what about foreign policy? >> history shows us that presidents in their second term focus more on foreign policy than the first term and try to forge a legacy. bill clinton did that in his second term. barack obama will try to focus more on the middle east, maybe more on syria. the most pressing issues are domestic. his voters expect him to act on that. he will attack in the first two years. history also tells us after the midterm election of a second term president start to fade away into sort of a lame duck status. >> interesting analysis there. thank you very much, max. in more international news suicide bombers and gunmen attacked afghanistan's travel police leaving three officers dead and more than three wounded. rather assault began at dawn at the entrance to the complex, the second coordinated raid in as many weeks. taliban claim res
ceiling now. many americans are wondering what legislators plan to do about jobs. joining us from both sides of the aisle, republican congressman trey gowdy from south carolina and democratic congresswoman jan schakowsky from illinois. congresswoman, i will talk to you first. there was no mention of jobs. it was a very liberal speech, i guess a lot of people hoping president obama would come to the center going forward, and we didn't really hear that from him. >> well, actually i think that president obama's very much in the center of where the american people are at in order to protect social security and medicare and medicaid. to deal with climate change. think it is the republican party, if they don't like it, it is because they're so far out of the, out of the center. these are very popular positions that he has espoused. tracy: you know, the center, representative gowdy, is really mad about taxes. taxes go up on the wealthy. we're hearing more and more our taxes are going up on the middle class. we don't really talk about lower income people at all but so much for sharing the weal
. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner said republicans were willing to suspend the debt ceiling for three months. sending democrats to act. >> it has been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. that's the basis. no budget; no pay. it is time for the senate to act. >> reporter: the white house called the move by house republicans "significant," though the administration still argues a short-term extension of borrowing authority does not go far enough. >> what we support is a long- term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses or the global economy about the simple proposition that the united states always pays its bills. >> reporter: at a house hearing on the debt ceiling debate, simon johnson, a former chief economist for the i.m.f. warned the continuing controversy could roil global markets and hurt the u.s. at home. >> if you don't raise the debt ceiling now, or if you postpone this confrontation, if you say every 60, 90, or 100 days, we're going to again
throw for an increase in the debt ceiling, what issues put a stake in the ground going forward? what do you expect on that front? >> i expect the republicans to fulfill the constitutional duty of the house of representatives, which is where the money stuff originates. so tax bills, spending bills, they will pass a budget. they will expect the senate to pass a budget. i will look to the republicans to hold the line on spending. even if the other body doesn't and the president doesn't want to. it certainly seems to be what the an lives and the markets want. >> house republican leaders have set a vote for tomorrow to extend the debt ceiling deadline until may 19th. the u.s. treasury has been taking steps in the meantime to keep the country from defaulting until late february or early ma. this gop figure would let the government borrow what's needed to meet its obligations for that purpo purpose. mary joe, which one do you expect europe to focus its energy on. >> i think the likelihood of a shutdown is less standard than it would have been ten days ago. but i would look at a three-stage pro
resolution that is done in the government. we have the debt ceiling. these three major things are going to consume congress because republicans and democrats don't agree how to resolve those. he will become tied up dealing with this and it has to be done. we have to deal with these things. immigration and gun-control, these are things, like a marriage, almost wish list items. i know immigration is a big item appeared that will also be hard to move something that is progressive or liberal with a divided congress, as is gun- control. we all know and assault weapons ban cannot get through the house. it's not going to get through. it is possible they will get background checks. maybe it very scaled-back versions of what the president was talking about yesterday. but in a full-scale, you will not able to get assault weapons ban through. he will not able to get immigration through in the way progressives would like. so that probably will not happen. but the spending will have to be dealt with. sources will be made, in that sense. host: we're talking about president obama's second term. we wan
in brinksmanship and take us to the edge of the fiscal cliff where the edge of the debt ceiling. that is part of it. the democrats feel they have the political advantage. i thinkwhat we saw today was the president giving and not to republicans say we have to do something to rein in the deficit but quickly coming back and saying, we are not plan to undermine such as security, medicare, medicaid. politically he is in an advantageous posture with regard to the major entitlement programs. melissa: that all sounds true. the problem is the origin of all of this debt are those entitlement programs. if we don't get them under control we are looking at the national debt when the president took office. it is now 16. that is the 60 percent increase over that time frame. i mean, without tackling those entitlements, i don't know how you get that crazy balloon under control. >> in the president's continues to have an interest in spending, taxing, and that think the reason they have the momentum is that the gop for all intents and purposes has given up the moral high ground. the biggest momentum that the republic
the "state of the union" and see the budget. but republicans decided not to make the debt ceiling a big issue. was a three budget extension and a month supporter of no pay with no budget but we need to focus on spending. it is a problem but we do need more investment was critical infrastructure but they have to be coupled with a concrete and forceful proposal to deal with deficits. neil: hope springs eternal as they went to the party of president has been reelected to undo what bill clinton tried to do not big government as the enemy but efficient doing the will of the people without wasting the money but this president might be the most liberal since fdr not to know if his way is the right way but it could be his way or the highway. we will see you tomorrow.
, but raising the debt ceiling for a budget to be named later is to me something i probably won't be able to vote for. >> if you raised it for three months unconditionally, three months from now what principles do you stand on to keep you from raising it again? >> all republicans have been frustrated by the senate failing to pass a budget. speaker boehner's office released inknow graphic about what could have been accomplished since the last budget passed on april 29, 2009. it clouded 179 round trips to the moon. circumnavigating the globe 73 times. leading senate republicans say it's time for the senate to step up. it has been four year since the senate acted on a budget. in fact, if you believe this. many of you have ipads. ipads didn't exist the last time the senate passed a budget. >> the senate majority didn't say no but he didn't fully embrace the house deal either. >> i'm glad that they sent us up a clean -- they are going to send us a clean debt ceiling bill. the other stuff on it, we'll approach it when we need to. glad we're not facing a crisis here in a matter of a few days. >>
the funding of the government and the debt ceiling. i think he's trying to pull out the weeds of that because none of it is the soaring lofty rhetoric. i think he's trying to push past that mess to what he would care to do. >> john: alex, after seeing how large a role the hispanic vote played in the 2012 election and how poorly mitt romney played to that demographic. let's not forget his univision appearance what i call gringo star. >> they may need to work out what the messaging is going to be on this site. if they don't you can bet the democrats will use it in the the 2014 midterm. you remember in 2010 when democrats could not get the minority voters out to the polls. many came out in 2012 to help reelect the president. if the white house can do it, they want to motivate that latino-base voters and get them to come out in the polls during the mid firms and republicans need to stop that from happening. >> john: that's a good point alex. do you agree in 2014 to be on the democrat side they need moms coming out for gun control and latinos coming out for immigration reform. do you think it's a
on that nothing else matters. >> reporter: bottom line republicans recognize this raising the debt ceiling issue isn't a very good one for them. working on deficit and spending budget is better for them. >> reporter: what do democrats say about passing a budget today. >> reporter: chuck schumer said the senate would pass a budget this year. the battle will be over spending cuts and what is included in that very budget. yesterday with the top congress alleaders at his inaugural luncheon president obama called for working together. >> i recognize that democracy is not always easy, and i recognize there are profound differences in this room, but i just want to say thank you for your service, and i want to thank your families for their service, because regardless of our political persuasions and perspectives, i know that all of us serve because we believe that we can make america for future generations. >> reporter: first challenge will be that debt ceiling vote tomorrow the first of many fiscal issues to be tackled in this new term. >> reporter: let the games begin. mike emanuel, thank you very muc
. there's really important things he's working on, including the next big discussion on the debt ceiling. >> and it has always been true that good policy makes good politics. so if he does want to run for president, taking care of his policy now is probably the best way to do it. >> focusing on being the best vp he can possibly be. >> delaware attorney general, beau biden, thanks for taking the time. i know it's been a busy couple of days. >>> now, what really happened during that four-day hostage crisis in algeria. the very latest on that situation is. coming up next. plus, new signs that russia may be preparing for the collapse of syria's government. >>> but first, today's trivia question. how many presidents have chosen not to swear the oath of office? tweet us, @dalyrundown. the first correct answer will get a follow tuesday from us. that answer and much, much more is coming up on t"the daily rundow rundown". >>> time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. kathleen king had a successful business in the hamptons, but a partnership that went sour resulted in her losing it. l
issues he's facing -- the debt ceiling, and gun control. the president alluded to the challenges ahead in his inaugural adderss speech. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the health care and the size of our deficit of we do not want it to make the choice of caring for the generation that the share of the country and the generation that will shape this country. >> also address - climate change and equal pay for women. joining us now, kron-4's political analyst micahel yaki. any surprises? >> it was a very bipartisan tone. and your thinking they just have an aggressive agenda. and the young, the u.s., the drive, he was reaching out to them picking up some of the other categories >> mammal he also talked about some " we the people. this new grass-roots advocacy program they are using the same techniques citizens that need it is number one, the gun control legislation. the congressional people's attention and getting it into their faces. >> and also to the gay community and talking about the fourth there has been a lot of criticism. there has not been enough about the war but there
to push things back, the debt ceiling will be pushed off essentially for three months. is that good news or bad news? i mean what would you like to see happen right away? >> well, i do think that that just continues the uncertainty. you know, i think if there's a time frame and a time line and they can make real progress that that's a positive. i think to the extent that they just keep -- if they keep moving it out i think that's going to be a negative. you know, certainly it's not going to be resolved in the next few weeks. and so if they need to take a few months to really pull together, and really get the dialogue and the actions put in place, that we can make real progress, then i think that will be seen as positive. but i think it really does have to play out in the individual actions that are going to occur over the next few months in washington. >> we also, the gentleman from the transportation said that around the world, and we talk about austerity, a lot of the austerity in europe, i guess, was higher taxes. he said consumers here and around the world are going to have less disp
pad wasn't even invented yet. >> congressman, you're going to vote on the debt ceiling. when you make that vote most people believe it's a concession, and you have a new legislative strategy. do you believe you will be able to force a budget by april 15th? >> well, i think the american people expect a more accountable, effective and efficient government. the number one thing all elected officials to do to pass a budget, every household does it. how can you plan for the future how can you do anything the president says he wants to do about investing in the future if you don't have a budget? you can't invest for your kids' college, you can't set aside what you're going to pay for your house payment or anything. the government has to pass one and the senate has not passed one in almost four years. that has caused a lot of the debt and the uncertainty we have today. >> what's going to happen in the house that will force the senate to pass the budget. >> the first thing that will happen is we'll do a short term debt limit increase so it will go to the senate and if the
is done in washington, d.c. by crisis. everything is a crisis. whether it's the debt ceiling, whether it's sequestration, doesn't matter, whatever it is. everything is done by crisis. and we're going to push this forward. there is going to be a vote in the house tomorrow. president has already said if it's in the legislation, he'll sign it. so there is an opportunity. i've talked to joe. joe signed on to this thing and he's promised me that he'll trio get some of his colleagues on his side of the aisle to support the idea. >> brian: senator, i thought what was most encouraging to come out of the sunday shows david plouffe says the president finds it encouraging. so the white house would support a move like this. so instead of saying the debt ceiling is here, we're not going to move. you're saying we're moving ahead of the crisis. can you get a budget together in three months? is that possible? >> it is. in fact, you're required by law to have it ready by april 1. the bum jet should be completed by april 1. let me take a step further if i may and that is what's the purpose of having a bud
for not doing the job. the senate will not want to pass legislation like that, since it's attached to the debt ceiling and the president made a big deal out of increasing the debt ceiling it will be hard pressed to block it and hard pressed to delay. as you get closer anxiety over the fight itself as bad as the outcome in some cases. >> of course, the republicans wanted the raising of the debt ceiling attached to spending cuts and they ended up not insisting on that. is that a dangerous about-face for them? >> well, the old saying in military circles, survive and advance. the republicans have to survive so that it they can continue to advance. you heard the very bold statements from the president in his inaugural address yesterday where he talked about same things, marriage, global warming, all of these issues, gun control that are tough totes that are a big deal. and republicans know as soon as they break or the fever is broken on this fiscal problem, then the president's going to start pushing them on the social issues and the other liberal wish list items. so the president is perfectly cont
. this in preparation for tomorrow's vote on raising the debt ceiling. i don't know anyone who would necessarily be against congress going without pay at this point. chuck schumer said a budget is in the works, but it disease include a plan to raise taxes. there were two other unscripted memorable moments from yesterday's inauguration. first malia obama making funny faces. and al roker declaring victory, dropping the mic and then getting joe biden to jog over and shake his hand. there is a lot of speculation that the veep is gearing up for 2016, by accidentally announcing he was president instead of vice president. iowa new hampshire, of course a early voting state. we'll be back with more show charlie pierce, right-wing world right after the break. ♪ arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's
to use presidential requests to raise the debt ceiling to do something about a deficit and debt. they called on senate democrats to run the senate to follow the regular water. the debt ceiling can originate in either house. the senate finance committee could generate a debt ceiling proposal. they could do it clean if they wanted to. they could try and embrace some spending reductions. but i think what the house is saying above all else is that they are hoping to act as soon as maybe tomorrow. then it will be incumbent upon the senate democratic majority the function. what is their idea? cleaned with attachments to it as has frequently been the case as the 1950's. we look forward to seeing what senate democrats recommend. we look for dissing with senate democrats recommend. this time for them to function. [inaudible question] >> well, as all of you know, the majority in the senate will determine whether it's in this. i am sure we would be happy to take a look at whatever the majority leader decides to try to bring forward to the full senate related to gun control. we will be happ
obama. plenty on his to do list including the debt ceiling immigration reform and gun control. he made clear yesterday he will be tying his legacy to lgbt rights. yesterday morning in one of the biggest speeches of his career, he referred to our gay brothers and sisters. it is first time any president has been this supportive of lgbt rights. although he's made big strides in the arena he still has a long way to go. this march, the supreme court will be taking up the issue of gay marriage and obama's made it pretty clear the law should treat gays and lesbians equal to the way it treats straight couples. more bill up next. arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [ male announcer ] shift the balance of power decisively in your favor. the ex
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